Armijo Trail and Faulty Trail Loop

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Armijo Trail and Faulty Trail Loop is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Crest, New Mexico that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from April until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

4.4 miles 895 feet Loop

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Did it about ten days ago. Beautiful and not difficult.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Just did this today. The first part reminded me of hiking on the east coast. But, the full loop was 5.8 miles, per my Sports Tracker app. They did just re-locate Faulty trail where it hits Armijo, but I don't know where the old intersection was to know if that is why it is longer.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great to get back to this altitude and smell the pines

8 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Very rewarding loop trail. moderately difficult due to elevation gain and length, but quite doable. Recommend clockwise direction. The drop into the Canyon at end of Faulty trail is pretty steep and really beautiful. Lots of streams and wildflowers. Excellent trails.

1 year ago

Steeper than expected; not enough signs on trail; sometimes it was hard to tell if we were still on the intended loop. Very muddy/slippery at places in the rain.

2 years ago

hiking
3 years ago